Alaska salmon lands FAO certification


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 16, 2011

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) on Wednesday announced that Alaska salmon is the first of the state’s major commercial fisheries to be awarded the independent, third-party Responsible Fisheries Management Certification. 

The certification is based on the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and the FAO Guidelines for Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries.  

The certification includes all Pacific salmon species caught in Alaska: chinook, sockeye, coho, chum and pink.

The 250-page assessment and certification report will be available on 1 April. ASMI will also be talking about the certification at a seminar during the International Boston Seafood Show on 21 March. Dr. Grimur Valdimarsson, former director of fish products and industry at the FAO, will be the guest speaker.

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